Congratulations to the Best of JP 2018 Winners!

purple cactus mural

The Jamaica Plain Gazette has just named their Best of JP Winners and we are excited that so many of them hail from our Centre/South district! Congratulations to all of the winners and keep up the good work! Friendliest Business – Fresh Hair Lunch – Purple Cactus Dinner – Vee Vee Latin American…

Continue reading

A Mobile App for Centre/South

JP Centre/South Main Streets will be migrating our First Thursday ArtWalk to an app called StriveOn. This app is available for both Apple and Android. It’s a far more fun and interactive way to get involved with the business district and community events. What is StriveOn? StriveOn is a location-based…

Continue reading

Another great LuMeNet event!

LuMeNet from JP Centre/South Main Streets

Thank you to all who attended our LuMeNet event today! It was great to hear the ideas that are growing out there and the advice that others share. Stay tuned for details of our next LuMeNet event in October for WeBos Week! A very special THANK YOU to Botkeeper for…

Continue reading

Businesses – Take our survey!

Market Analysis of Small Local Businesses in Jamaica Plain

JP Centre/South Main Streets is conducting a market analysis to assess the current economic and market landscape for small local businesses in Jamaica Plain. We want to use this information to establish a baseline of economic status in the district. Knowing this information will allow us to assess more accurately…

Continue reading

New Businesses on Centre Street

Soup Shack Signage

Welcome to two new businesses that have opened on Centre Street! Soup Shack – 779 Centre Street   Cacao – 660B Centre Street We can’t wait to see what great products and service that they will bring the Centre/South business corridor.

Continue reading

LuMeNet Continues!

LuMeNet Meeting

Thank you to all who attended our LuMeNet program! We had a great session with Courtney Pong of ComedySportz Boston, who led a workshop on improving AND improvising the “elevator pitch.” Applied Improvisation is a great tool for businesses and teams as it takes some guiding principles in Improvisation and…

Continue reading

Thank you to The Muncey Group for Screen on the Green!

Screen on the Green - Kids Watching

Last night was the debut of this season’s Screen on the Green at the Loring Greenough House, and it was a rousing success! The lawn seemed packed to the gills for Thursdays on the Lawn, with food trucks, vendors, and JP Honk there to perform. We were especially excited to…

Continue reading

JP Centre/South 2018 Annual Meeting – Thank you for a great year!

Annual Meeting Invite

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting on Wed, May 23! We held our meeting at the historic Loring Greenough House, with some light refreshments and snacks. Our presentation included a review of our past year and accomplishments; “thank you” to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers this past…

Continue reading

Networking/Mentoring Lunch success!

A collection of small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered for a workshop and lunch at the JP Branch Library on Thursday, April 12. Our Networking/Mentoring lunch is a place to bring your questions and experiences to share with others who might benefit. At this particular meeting, Brian Caprari of theanalyticsguy.com…

Continue reading

Jamaica Plain Among the Best 150 Towns in Massachusetts for Starting a Small Business

LendEDU just released a study ranking the best places in Massachusetts to start a small business, and Jamaica Plain ranked in the top 150! Using licensed data, each city and town in Massachusetts was judged on a few parameters deemed important for starting a small business such as the cost…

Continue reading